this is a very high scoring grid. Not my higest scorer but pretty close!!
213 words 4.92 3300
It looks like at 73 words 4.62 951 I'd better start cracking!! (right, like saying that will help :P)
sars is not a valid word
neither are twease, tweaser or tweasing
oh it needs a Z
Got to 100, 4.97, 1686
good job Kukana is this your first puzzle.
Nope, I've been doing this about a week but it usually takes me much longer to reach 100. I found the 8 and 9 :-)
I used x 14 times. but no words that start with x
Oh sorry, I checked the player rankings and you haven't been listed yet. Don't get me started on the rankings here. I've placed in the top fifteen for the last three weeks and I at 122
actually I am, I'm at number 45 whatever that means. I wasn't there for the first four or five days then suddenly I was at 48. I've no idea what the rankings are for!
Is it the top or bottom of the ranking list that's higher? I thought it was the top, but maybe it's the other way around?
Your first impression is right the top is higher, I just am getting toyed with.
It won't take polaxed! I thought that would be such a nice word.
127 words 4.77 1898 and nothing longer than a 7... but I have to work :(
Whew, got over 2000. I think that's quite enough for now. 123, 4.89, 2025
the word is poleaxed and it's a great word
It also won't take inappropriate come on lines such as:
Or say I'm out to get Sars, one might say I'm out Sarsing it up, but no!
57 words 4.63 706
first nine 90 points
84 words 4.67 1139
Still no sign of an 8 or 9 though
So, there I was tied for 1st in the overall standings. OK, so they had me at 2nd even tho my score was the same as the person in first. Then, on the next game, I came in 2nd and the other person who was ahead in overall, didn't even place. That meant that I should have moved into sole possession of 1st place, right? No way...not here! I dropped down to 3rd place. Go figure!
With all those suffixes I'm getting more 6's and 7's but can't seem to find that 8 and 9! Any hints out there?
Lawyer - good thing this is all just in fun. If not you might have to get a lawyer :P
Morning Hood 86! I only have 5 minutes to play...ARGH...guess I'll be Babbling at work again today.
Once again won't take true words (like crim yesterday) but will take nonsense ! This is a very odd dictionary. Today it won't take hexa, which is the true plural of hex !
There is definitely no logic to it, also in regard to what foreign words it will accept.
Liz how come you have a 9?
because im just tooooo good i get it from my side of the family
How about a hint for the 9?
anyone have the stats for today puzzle?
starting letter F
Liz I am a poor old person I need a clue!
<quote/> So, there I was tied for 1st in the overall standings. OK, so they had me at 2nd even tho my score was the same as the person in first. Then, on the next game, I came in 2nd and the other person who was ahead in overall, didn't even place. That meant that I should have moved into sole possession of 1st place, right? No way...not here! I dropped down to 3rd place. Go figure! </quote>
I CAN see a way in which the above situation can occur. I assume one's score is based on the average of all the games you have played over the last 30 days. Doesn't matter how many or few games you play, as long as you have played at least 3 games. Your score can go UP after a game in which you didn't participate if you played a game 30/31 days ago in which you didn't do so good (as that poor game result will no longer be included in the calculation of your average ranking score).
Alternatively, you may DROP in the rankings even if you did reasonably well in the latest game if a spectacular score you got 30/31 days ago is no longer included in working out your average.
And of course you have to factor in what everybody else has done in the last 30 days.
The other thing i'm thinking is seeing nobody is listed with the top ranking of 1000, then i think one's score for an individual game may be based on how close one comes to getting all the possible words. So a first place in one game may not be as good as a first place in another game where you've found a higher percentage of all potential words.
Of course, i could be totally wrong. :D
(Just passing by ... not babbling, but couldn't resist doing some "figuring" for a change)
mal the 8 word to the 9 just give me 70 points
Shortseer that was a bit of a mouthful.
shortseer....so how do they decide who is higher in ranking when both have the same point total?
And it can't be based on average score since most scores are in excess of 1,000.
<quote> shortseer....so how do they decide who is higher in ranking when both have the same point total? </quote>
Was it listed alphabetically?
What was the other name?
Liz Im going thanks.
I forget the name of the other person, but as I look at the rankins today, I see people with the same score not listed alphabetically.
This is a FUN X puzzle! I hate when there's a good letter and you can't use it :-P
Hi. This is my first time here. Thanks to the hints I got the 8 and the 9.
147 / 4.83 / 2249
How am I doing?
I've been working on this one for an hour...can't find anything longer than a 7. Help!
I finally found that 90-point 9!
Hey Kukana you from Ciao if I may ask anyone else here
I think "Snarf" should definetly count as a word. Don't you?
Thank you liz for the F clue ~ I finally got it!!
New here. How do the rankings work?
Click on "Player Rankings" and at the top there's a little blurb that explains about the rankings. There's also some info in the Babble Rules.
This puzzle is just chock full of words!! And all time personal high for me at 100 words 4.80 1525 .
liz - this is your favorite Auntie.... keep an eye on MK.
Okay...I'm done with 2004 points--good number I think
Could someone please share their obviously greater knowledge with us by providing more hints? PLEASE????
I have 14 X words - are there more? Yes, that's words with X in them, not starting with X ;)
248 words 4.92 3873
I have 17 words with x in them but none that start with x
Hi Mellowmasher, yes I'm from Ciao with the same username :-) Are you there too?
I have 19 words with x in them (and also nothing that starts with x)
I second the use of 'snarf' I use it all the time. Thundercats rule!
Thought I was over it, but I'm having a hard time not leaving my seat when I sit and Babble. Must look away . . . Must leave!!!!!! Until next time . . . Babble On ;)
I got an 8 for 45 points but I still haven't found that pesky 9er.
IS that kid asleep still???
Oh, I only have 8 x words. guess I'm not done yet :P
and i have 1 apparently my brain is in the off position today...ug
Nio Christine are you still there, Liz always takes care of me
So, did anyone break 4,000 yet?
Give me a break I have only just reached 1000!
mal....the longest journey is begun with but the first step.
Procastinate isn't in this puzzle Lawyer-1
Ooooooooooooh sometimes this annoys me....now it won't take rawl - any self-respecting diy er has one of those in his toolbox ! Any hints on the 8's? Haven't managed to get one yet.
sigh, well I hit 44 words /4.43 /505
Not great but need to leave the game. :)
The tool is called an Awl not a Rawl
He's up and fed, no urping yet.He watched that Galileo video really well.
I have on 8 X words, and it took me a while to get there. Hints, 3 deal with food, one with a disease, one animal, and one you have to do every year and hate doing it.
kukana, I have 20 words with x in them, so looks like there's one more. now if I could only find oh about 100 more overall words. (based on Pakal's totals)
It's a rawl in our house !
Er, rather not deal with food, but the food is the base.
Little Liz - I think you should email those words to your Auntie....
I have 101 words for 1455 - nothing higher than 7, and I have 14 x-words.
22 X words here.
104 words 4.59/1335 ....and I feel like I've run into a wall where I just keep seeing the same words over and over.
I'm missing several 7s, both 8s and the 9 :-S
Are there realy 24 starting with a ? I've only got 4 ! I'm nearly up to a 1000 though.
151/2061 thats it for me
Excuse me - has Babble never heard (or said) the expression "drop trew"?????
hello nanny it is hannah i just found a ten letter word
Clue for the only 8 I have: uses a prefix, and has to do with allocating tasks.
No more time today. Hubby and I are going to a Red Sox game tonight so I am leaving work early. See y'all on the flip side.
Got it! Thank you BIA
Hi Hannah best you give your old Nan a clue!!!
Christine take note Hannah has a 10 letter word! Do you?
Thanks!! I got that 8 and the associated 6 :-P
Christine the word is trews. God your daft.
Just got a 6 meaning 'knickers' to take me over the 1000 ! Time for a rest.........
Hannah-baby-darling-kittie-poo.... remember, I'm your Daddy's favorite Auntie....anyway, you're just a baby - you should be in bed, not doing bette than me>
(But I still love you)
Christine Just you stop trying to get my girl to give you clues
This game makes me wish I'd paid more attention in school during vocab time. No time like the present.
Some of you may be aware that I sometimes get a different grid - today, no 8s, 9s, or 10s (if in fact Hannah has one, not just tormenting me/us), No word for knickers or any of those exotic words y'all have... I;m gonna make a cuppa, and a grilled cheese sandwich and read my book.
Christine read your Email
Has anyone put together a list of words that they know are words, but for whatever reason, Babble does not accept them? If folks want to email me their entries, I'll put the list together and send it to Babble. My email address is, firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll accept words for the list up to the end of today's puzzle. Sound good?
If you do send me an email, be sure to title it Words for Babble, just so I don't delete it. Thanks.
157/2115 and its a wrap
stevedallas, I thought you said you were done 45mins ago :-P
dimwit....there are at least 25 "a" words
Why isn't 'unipol' a word? As in all those tall, slightly greying dark-haired men in grey suits and red ties who spout political garbledegook . . .
It won't accept 'osse' or 'ossi'. That bugs me.
Marianne - I dont have anything over 7letters - boohoo.
Nevermind about picking the man up..computers are screwed up so he'll be flying in after I get off work sometime...FYI
Cool beans. So when do you expect to be home? 4:30ish? He's still sleeping.
bizarro baby today..not sure when he'll be home i'll be home around 4:30
why isn't 'ahduigienpnsfxosarlaoewtp' a word? i could really use those points.
131 / 4.82 / 1910.
I'd *really* like to pass the 2000-point mark today!
A hint on the 90-point 9 would get me there ...
254 words 4.91 3944
I'm done for the day.
I did not find a ten letter word.
because ;) it'd have to be spelled ahduipniegnsfxoalrasoewtp
Kids up, gotta go.
now you gotta know that the people who are typing in all the letters are taking some times to make these posts...you have scroll backup and then back down and back up. i think that's at least 100pts right there
the 9 (and the 8 it comes from) was pretty hard. maybe you should take a dinner break and let it come to you.
For the 8 and the 9 - think about setting the table.
Haha, fnurt, I didn't even realize your post was a clue until I had posted mine.
Thanks much for the hint ... obvious once you see it, as always.
That's it for me!
I don't know about you guys but we always use Farxlap on our table.....
It goes well with sarfex. ;)
i give up....going to bed to get some sleep ready for 2moros babble....
Live long and babble!!
can you jump letters like checkers????
Sigh ! Still got hardly any a's. Knickers word starts with a 'u'.
Christine you have EMail. I am going to bed it is 12.30 Bye
ok I've just got the 8 and 9 from clues - but does any country actually use those words? I would have had no idea that they were words!
How come it takes Ares but not Agni - both gods or something aren't they ?
Must be tired I still cannot get the 8/9 word. It is nearly one am. Have to give up this one I think.
I figured out the u knickers word. Thanks for the clues! Anyone wanna give a subject clue for the 9 letter F word?
How many u words are there? I've got 2.
Too bad you can't use Fendi.
Ohmig-d! I broke a 1000. My first. Yeah for me!
I 've got 2 u 's , STILL only a few a's though. Just can't see them ! Really must go to bed now, work tomorrow!
I've got 4 a's, and I've had them for quite a while. I must be blind to a words this session.
Hi perwinkle = I got 100 words Yea!
Hi, Winner, I only have 58 :(
so the food clue starts with f or are there two 9s?
finally figured it out. i used to be so good with compound words.
I have 2 u-words and 14 a-words.
What a tricky puzzle! I sat down thinking "This looks grim...," but now I see no signs of stopping...unless someone brings me food or drink... ;)
230 words 4.86 3446
maraca - the three F words, only one is a food. The other two words, the F food word is the base. But they do not have to do with food. Does that make sense?
It really does help to do this in bits and take lots of breaks. I got to the point that I could only see ghandi, hideous and polar and went away to play with the twinkies for a bit . . . came back and found over 200 pts in a half-dozen words that I couldn't 'see' earlier! ;-D
Hoping to break 2000
Hi Fixit - same here - it's amazing what you can see with "fresh eyes" that you couldn't see before.
associations make all the difference -- as a spinner I associate the words with yarn/fabric although I recognize the seed is used in bread! ;-) but it's not the 9er maraca
1042 points, I think I can go to bed now!
I have 15 words that use x, does anyone have more?
I just wanted to make sure what I typed made sense. Sometimes when I write, it makes sense to me, but to other, it might be gobbledegook 'cause I may have phrased something a bit differently. That's all. Spinning, eh? Didn't think about that. I just make sure I eat it every morning.
Get those omega-3 oils.
102 words, 4.53, 1204. And I found my first (and maybe only) r word.
If it's the word I'm thinking. :)
I have 16 that use X
..hopelessly stuck at 10 words starting with 'w'
Krista - Absolument!
Laurraaaaaaaa...ever make it thru that visit???
LOL... yeah... was there until after 5
not looking forward to tomorrow.... may need to get a drink afterwards.... you coming in?
Oh I didn't mean anything negative -- just thinking how these words, despite their 'meanings' have associations for us. maybe I need to start eating it too -- brain & heart food, right? ;-D
things have changed with that...the object of your affection said not until the 15th
yeah but is the 10:00 review still a go
no...you got a fax...nothing until the 15th..you're cool.
I really need to get your email address :)
k.. shhhhhhhhhaaaaaa wooooooooo. Didn't think Friday was going to be a TGIF for moi. This game really makes me feel like a dummy
Ugh - got to go get the wee one back in bed - he is sans binky for the first time and is missing it badly...see u tomorrow.
My meeting is still on tho...we get to see who the mystery sc is. Thought you'd be relieved..you'll sleep better now.
Add to my suave techniques poor typing/misspelling ;-D I just entered a word but one hand was faster than the other and I hit 'enter' before I could stop, thinking arrgh now I have to wait and retype -- and it was a word! No idea *what* it is, but it's a word and worth points! ;-D
LOL! Are you saying your right hand doesn't know what your left hand is doing?! I like to learn new words, but it is strange when you hit the definition button and even the dictionary doesn't know what it is...oh, my poor baby wants his binky...feel so mean..catch you all tomorrow.
20-F WORDS, 7-7'S, NO 8'S OR 9'S
oooo, got any clues for those sevens?
fixitfmly - I have twinkies, as well. Two girls. :)
And thanks for the comment on brain and heart food. ;)
Talk about fresh eyes, I jumped on real quick before I logged off for the night. I not only found an 8 and the 9, but it bumped me over 2000!
I have 3 girls and am expecting the 4th (also a girl) in Aug. Today I was in my fave Chinese restaurant which I haven't been to in a couple of months and the man looked aghast -- 'you preggernant AGAIN?!' Now that's a word we need to find in babble! ;-D
fixitfmly - :D
And congratulations! I'd love to have one more, but hubby is pretty sold on two as a good number (having only one sibling himself). I figure I have a couple more years to work on him, though.
Thanks. I would have been happy to stop at 2 but . . . ;) I'm an only and DH is one of 2, so I don't know where *4* came from! ;-D
Hi Melody. I don't think I can compete with you any more... Have you let Ella try this yet? Thanx for the pix...more please? Love, Mom
FYI To All: At the end of today's puzzle, I will send a note to Babble to see if they will consider adding a few words to their lists. One gal was nice enough to email me a few words, and I'm adding two of my own. Here they are:
crim, hexa, erse, agni, wang, osse, and ossi. Anyone have any other words they'd like to add?
I just tried farsi. Wouldn't take it.
eyezzz - you've tried stent before(for a different puzzle), and it was not accepted?
it won't take snarf and it is in the dictionary.
Good choice. Adding snarf to the list. I thought it was just slang. Cool beans.